1
vote
2answers
55 views

Are mixed disk types possible on a Dell Perc h710p? [closed]

The PERC 710P supports both SAS and SATA disks. I have a single RAID1 set and would like to add a RAID5 set built out of SATA disks for archival use, but I cannot confirm that a configuration like ...
1
vote
1answer
73 views

Getting access to physical drives in ESXi v5.5 installation on Dell PowerEdge R710 with PERC 6/i

I've acquired a Dell PowerEdge R710 server a few days ago, which includes a PERC 6/i RAID controller. The server is now fitted with a SATA SSD, one SAS drive and four SATA HDD's, all of which I would ...
1
vote
1answer
377 views

Replacing a failed and degraded virtual disk on Dell T110 II RAID 1 PERC S300

We have a Dell T110 II server, factory installed with Microsoft Windows Server 2012, Standard x64 Edition, running PERC S300 RAID Controller (1068E HBA). It came installed with RAID 1 on the 500GB ...
1
vote
1answer
67 views

dell SNMP raid disk no data

I'm trying to monitor data with SNMP for disks in a raid attached to some servers. From what I understand the raid is configured with PERC and PERC does have a MIB associated with it. I've downloaded ...
3
votes
4answers
430 views

Dell R320 RAID 10 with CacheCade

I'm looking for a higher-performance build for our 1RU Dell R320 servers, in terms of IOPS. Right now I'm fairly settled on: 4 x 600 GB 3.5" 15K RPM SAS RAID 1+0 array This should give good ...
0
votes
1answer
95 views

Drives not shown on a Dell r410 server

So I have just bought a Dell r410 server, without doing my investigation first. It seems that with the current RAID controller (perc s300) I can't install a linux system. It supports only Windows. So ...
1
vote
1answer
186 views

Dell OMSA Storage Auto Patrol Read Schedule

My Dell servers with Perc H700 Controller are automatically performing periodic Patrol Reads. Is there a way to set schedule for these checks?
1
vote
2answers
331 views

Dell PERC H700 and 8 disk slots : what are my options to increase disk fault tolerance?

We've got a Dell PowerEdge T510 which has 8 disk slots in the front. It is currently utilising 6 of these slots, and the disks are controlled by a PERC H700 controller. The disks are currently running ...
1
vote
0answers
126 views

Resize virtual disk raid 0 MD1000 Perc 5/e

I've created virtual disk raid 0 of total size 2TB (one physical hdd), what if I will want to add next 2TB hdd into my storage dell powervault MD1000? Can I resize my existing virtual disk without ...
0
votes
1answer
71 views

Dell Perc5/E and Poweredge 1950 PCI-X

Today I have been to my datacenter and could not put Perc5/E into PCI-X card, there is like 0,5mm difference in card length, so physically it does not fit. Do I need PCIe for this Perc? Btw. when ...
0
votes
1answer
419 views

Beeping on Dell Poweredge Server (RAID Fault)

I've a Dell Poweredge 2850 that is beeping continuously - 2s beeps with 1s intervals. I'm sure this is because of a degraded RAID - but there's nothing in the Dell OMSA to say so. In fact, the PERC ...
1
vote
2answers
573 views

MD1000 + PERC 5/E SATA III support? Interposer on sata?

Does Dell MD1000 + perc5/e support SATA 3 HDDs? Will I need interposer for my tray/caddy to support sata II/III hdds? Thanks in advance!
2
votes
2answers
579 views

How can I keep an offline disk mirror with a PERC 6/i?

I have a server (Dell PowerEdge 2950) with a PERC 6/i and six disks. Two of the disks are in a RAID-1 with a third as a hot spare. I have been asked to make a copy of the RAID-1 data on one of the ...
0
votes
1answer
194 views

Dell Perc 6i raid5 array: replace drives and expand VD?

I have a Dell T300 with a Perc 6i, to which 3 500Gb drives are connected. The are assembled into a raid 5 ~1000Gb VD. This setup is working fine, however system is filling up and I would like to ...
1
vote
3answers
2k views

Dell Poweredge 1950 with Perc 5i keeps losing raid config -> “Foreign Configuration Found”

The quick and dirty: the machine is a Dell Poweredge 1950, dual xeon quad cores, 8GB of ram, 2 2TB seagate SATAs in (supposed to be raid1) using a Perc 5i raid card. They are hot-swappable with a ...
4
votes
3answers
4k views

Very slow disk performance on Dell PowerEdge 2950 w/ PERC 6/i running RAID 10 [duplicate]

I recently set up a server running Ubuntu 10.04 LTS on a Dell PowerEdge 2950 server - it has 6 500 gb 7200RPM SATA drives setup in a RAID 10 config. I am seeing extremely poor disk performance - the ...
5
votes
2answers
5k views

Dell PERC 4 (PowerEdge 2850): Unresolved configuration mismatch between disks(s) and NVRAM

We had an extended power outage (almost four hours); now I have a Dell PowerEdge 2850 server which is giving me this error (from a PERC 4e/DI) on boot up: All drives are listed in the PERC ...
1
vote
1answer
1k views

Dell PERC 4/DC (PowerEdge 2850) and ZFS

I understand that ZFS prefers to have as much data about the drives as possible, and that the best thing to do is turn off RAID. The hardware environment is a Dell PowerEdge 2850 with PERC 4/DC and ...
0
votes
2answers
2k views

installing linux on dell poweredge T 110 (perc s300)

We have a PERC S300 machine on which we want to install Ubuntu server (or in the worst case any linux distribution). Many web sites say that it is not possible to install linux on perc s300. However, ...
0
votes
2answers
464 views

Resize NTFS System Partition on Perc 6/i RAID

I've inherited a Dell server that is running out of space on C:. I'd like to quickly and painlessly resize the C drive with partitioning software. However, the RAID card is causing me some troubles. ...
1
vote
3answers
474 views

dell PERC 6i monitoring utility from within VM guest?

I got a Dell PowerEdge 9500 which is running VMware ESXi 4.1. The server has a PERC 6i controller in it, and there are two RAID-5 volumes running. All the RAID config was done via the PERC 6i BIOS. ...
2
votes
2answers
1k views

Upgrading Raid Card - import configuration - Perc 5

I am upgrading my Perc 5 to a Perc 5i (allegedly lets me have hot spares and power management). When I put the 5i card in and connect the drives, it does not recognise the previous RAID ...
3
votes
1answer
4k views

How do I migrate disks from one Dell PE 2850 to another?

I had a Dell PE 2850 die and I need to move its SCSI disks over to another PE 2850. These disks were in RAID1. I tried moving them over and just hoping the PERC would do the right thing, but it ...
3
votes
2answers
2k views

Replace faulty Dell PERC 5/i controller without losing data

Is it possible to replace a 5/i controller without losing the data on the array? Can I import this as a foreign configuration? Any "gotchas" or tips to make this smoother?
0
votes
1answer
244 views

Adding a drive to a Dell Poweredge 2950

I'm trying to add a drive to a dell poweredge 2950 running RedHat, which already has two drives in RAID 1. The third drive is intended to be separate and without RAID. I've added a virtual drive ...
6
votes
5answers
6k views

Poor read performance on Dell Perc H200 RAID10 with (4) 1TB 7200rpm 64MB drives

I am seeing only 50MB/s reads: ensnare@box:~$ sudo hdparm -tT /dev/sda [sudo] password for ensnare: /dev/sda: Timing cached reads: 4592 MB in 2.00 seconds = 2296.48 MB/sec Timing buffered disk ...
5
votes
2answers
6k views

Dell Perc 6/i and 3TB drives?

Does the dell Perc 6/i controller support 3TB drives?
2
votes
2answers
1k views

Perc 5/i and 3TB drives?

Any way to get a Dell Perc 5/i controller to recognize 3TB drives?
2
votes
4answers
1k views

Dell H700 Nagios warning problem

I've use nagios plugin check_dell_omreport.pl. Everything worked fine until recently. Now there is a problem, and I would like to consult. Perhaps someone could help. The problem is that Dell was ...
2
votes
2answers
2k views

When RAID 10 is SLOWER than RAID 1, why?

We have a new Dell 2950 with PERC 6/e and 14 external SAS 15K 73GB drives. An Oracle 11g database job takes 3 hours to run with the drives set as hardware RAID 10 (striped across 7 mirrored pairs). ...
2
votes
2answers
710 views

Crucial C300 256GB SSDs in Dell M605 (or similar) Blade with Perc H700

Does anyone have any experience with 3rd party SSD drives in any of the Dell Blade range? I'm not prepared to pay dell £1000 for a 100GB SSD drive, when I can pick up 2x 256GB drives for £800! I've ...
2
votes
2answers
2k views

Dell PERC H700 - 3x RAID 1?

The configurator on Dell's website only allows me to choose up to 2 RAID configurations (for example RAID1/RAID10). The R710 allows up to 6 HDD's though, so I could do 3 RAID 1 arrays. Does the PERC ...
0
votes
3answers
892 views

How do I identify a DELL PERC RAID controller?

I have a PERC RAID Controller (PCI-X) installed in a Dell Precision 670 workstation running Windows Server 2003. The controller is hooked up to a PowerVault 221S. The system sees the card as a "RAID ...
5
votes
2answers
8k views

How can I manage Dell H700 RAID controllers from the Linux command line?

Previous PERC controllers could all be managed/monitored by the LSI MegaCLI tools. The latest release of those tools does not appear to recognize my H700 card: $ sudo /opt/MegaRAID/MegaCli/MegaCli64 ...
2
votes
2answers
814 views

What is this Cable for? 4 Pin to 2 Pin from Riser to Perc in Dell R410

I got a new raid card for a R410 server since the S300 that came with it doesn't support raid with Linux (No work around for this if SAS from what I could find). The new card is the SAS H200. ...
2
votes
3answers
7k views

Finding out why Dell Controller is Degraded

I installed open manage on a couple of my PE 2950s for snmp monitoring of the RAID. All the checks seem to come back okay except for controllerState: [root@aMachine ~]# snmpwalk -v 2c -c ...
4
votes
1answer
526 views

How to back up RAID (PERC) configurations?

At my site we have several RAID storage servers, mostly using Dell PERC cards. I was wondering if anyone is aware of a way to take automated backups of the PERC configuration? The reason I ask is that ...
4
votes
2answers
2k views

Dell PowerVault MD3000 2TB partition size limit

I've a MD3000 and the max partition size that I can allocate is 2TB. Is there any way, through firmware updates or other trickery, to allocate a useful amount of space to a partition, 4TB say? Is it ...
0
votes
2answers
434 views

remove raid0 from a dell t710 using perc

I got a dell server with 2 physical harddrives that are seen as one, because the system is utilizing raid0. How do we disable this striping, such that we can see two different drives. I'm well aware ...
1
vote
2answers
763 views

Help choosing a PERC RAID card for a MD3000

I'm trying to select a PERC card to use with a PowerVault MD3000 (15 drives in RAID5). Is the 5/E the only card compatible with the MD3000 on sale by Dell at the moment - or are there newer better ...
1
vote
3answers
4k views

On Clean Server 2003 Install, Windows Cannot Find Any Drives

Apologies, as I'm sure this is a newbie-style question -- I just inherited a Dell PowerEdge 1750 with a couple of 73GB drives that I think I've configured for RAID 1 (using its PERC 4/Di RAID ...